Virginia Richardson has set up a new universal design interest group for local government staff. This new Local Government Universal Design Network enables like-minded people to share experiences and skills in universal design and inclusive practice.
Local government staff and others with an interest in local government are invited to join this new network. If you are interested in joining, Virginia asks that you complete the online form.
The objectives of the Network are:
- Greater understanding of how UD is being applied in a Local Government setting
- Support for UD policies to be adopted by more Councils
- Opportunities for shared professional development and capacity building
- Potential for joint advocacy to improve State and Federal legislation
This is a great initiative by Virginia Richardson who works for the Mornington Peninsular Shire Council in Victoria. The acronym works too – LGUDN (elgood’n).
Editor’s note: It would be good to see more special interest groups and networks set up to help with the implementation of universal design across different fields of work.